(Authors are listed in the order of their release date)
Melissa Eskue Ousley
Melissa Eskue Ousley is an award-winning author living on the Oregon coast with her family, a neurotic dog, and a piranha. Her debut novel, Sign of the Throne, won a 2014 Reader’s Favorite International Book Award and a 2014 Eric Hoffer Book Award. Her third book, The Sower Comes, won a 2016 Eric Hoffer Book Award. Her fourth book, Sunset Empire, debuted in the bestselling Secrets and Shadows young adult boxed set. Her short stories have been included in Rain Magazine and The North Coast Squid. When she’s not writing, she can be found walking along the beach, poking dead things with a stick.
She can be found at https://melissaeskueousley.com/
Janis Lasky Couvreux
Janis Lasky Couvreux is a journalist, Franco-American, lover of languages, travel and adventure addict, sailor, mom, grandmom, foodie, and specialist in reinventing her life. Currently a blogger at Huffington Post, where she blogs about living bilingually, crossing oceans, backpacking adventures, and raising kids outside the box, she was formerly a newspaper reporter and freelance journalist for 20 years. In an earlier lifetime, she lived and sailed for 10 years on a sailboat with her husband and two small boys from France to San Francisco. This is the stuff adventure books are made of, and indeed, she chronicles all this in her debut book, Sail Cowabunga! A Family’s Ten Years at Sea. Well before she put her story down on paper, both Time and Life magazines featured the Couvreux family’s adventure, mid-voyage, in the 1980s. In the past, Janis has written travel and wine-related articles for the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Vintage Magazine. More recently she has had articles published in Luna Luna Magazine, Longreads, and Foliate Oak Literary Magazine.
She now lives landlocked in Sonoma County in the San Francisco area with her French husband, a dog, a cat, five sheep, and a flock of chickens, but is never far from the next travel adventure.
Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/janis-couvreux
K.M. Pohlkamp is a proud mother of two, a blessed wife to the love of her life, and a Mission Control flight controller for NASA. Originally from Wisconsin, she now resides in Houston, Texas. She has long held two passions: aerospace engineering and writing, and double majored to pursue both. K.M. has freelance journalism experience but finds creative writing to be more fulfilling.
Her debut novel, Apricots and Wolfsbane, follows the career of a female poison assassin in 1500’s England. The historical fiction is projected to be released Fall 2017.
She can be found at kmpohlkamp.com
Chris Barnham worked for two decades for the British government, advising Ministers on education and employment policies. In 2013, he decided it was time to make stuff up for himself. He now combines writing with running a small business, and active involvement in community politics in south London, where he has lived since the 1980s. His short fiction has appeared in a range of magazines, including Compelling Science Fiction, Black Static, the UK’s premier horror magazine, and the late-lamented Pan Books of Horror.
Chris lives in London, England, with three tall children and a scary wife. Whenever work allows, he spends as much time as possible out of town with mud on his boots. His latest walking challenge is the 630-mile South West Coast Path, around the Devon and Cornwall coasts. You can follow his (slow) progress on his blog.
His first novel, Among the Living is available as an ebook. To quote one reviewer, it “…transforms what starts out as a simple and passionate love story into a threatening, supernatural mystery.”
Chris’s forthcoming novel, Fifty One features a time-traveling cop who is marooned in 1940s London. The story was inspired by a real event, a German V1 rocket that fell on a busy shopping street in south London in July 1944, killing fifty-one people. Fortunately, Chris did not live there at the time.
He can be found at https://www.chrisbarnhambooks.com/
Twitter : @barnham_chris
Tracy Renee Wolfe
Tracy Renee Wolfe is an author, lover of books, Christian, wife, mom, animal lover, geek, and Hokie. She lives in her native state of Virginia with her husband and son. She loves all furry animals, including rats, and is known for stopping to pet any dog she encounters. As a self-professed geek, she loves science fiction and fantasy, and fervently defends her belief that Star Trek and Star Wars are not mutually exclusive fandoms. She considers herself to be an online extrovert and an offline introvert, leading to her love of social media. Additionally, she shares many interests with little kids, such as Disney movies, the opinion that no food can be “too sweet,” and cheesy poetry that rhymes. An example of the latter can be found in the poetry anthology, Our Virginia: The State For Lovers.
Her debut novel, Abducted Hope, is a new adult space opera. She can’t wait to share it with other book lovers!
You can follow her musings on her blog: www.tracyreneewolfe.word
Sarah Joy is a stay-at-home mom of two, a vegan, a social media gladiator, and an online regional group leader for Pure Desire Ministries. Her short story, Escaping Reality, was featured in Pure Desire’s, Stories for Women: Portraits of Hope. In addition to serving as an advocate for young women, she produces a lifestyle YouTube channel and runs a companion blog, in hopes to uplift and encourage her viewers and readers on a relatable level. She expresses her authentic self while elevating others to love and declare who they truly are.
Sarah’s debut lifestyle book, appropriately entitled Be You Be Love, is projected to be released in January 2018.
She can be found at BeYou-BeLove.com
Brandy Woods Snow
Brandy Woods Snow is a YA author, journalist, wife, mama of three, Christian and proud Southerner. Born and raised in the area of Greenville, South Carolina, she still resides in the rolling foothills of the Upstate region, though she plans to one day retire to the state’s famous Grand Strand. Brandy has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Writing from Clemson University. While creative writing pursuits have always held her heart, she’s built a career as a journalist and editor. Brandy has more than 16 years’ experience and a strong platform that includes articles and columns published in Delta Sky Magazine, Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Home Design & Décor Magazine (Charlotte and Raleigh).
When Brandy’s not writing, reading or driving carpool for her kids, she enjoys kayaking, family hikes, yelling “Go Tigers!” as loud as she can, playing the piano and taking “naked” Jeep Wrangler cruises on twisty, country roads.
Brandy’s debut novel, Meant To Be Broken, is a YA Contemporary Romance exploring the blurred lines between truth and lies within the confines of the modern-day Deep South.
Shay Emms writes, draws, paints, and then writes some more. She was born in Montana but now lives in Oregon which provides endless inspiration…if you count moss growing on trees as inspiration. Which she does. Her obsessions include birds, books, and talking mice stories. She loves fantasy, magic, and witches and left to her own devices would probably write them into everything. She’s a big fantasy geek and one day hopes to read all the books on her bookshelves. She loves anime, cartoons, manga, and fosters birds for a local rescue. Her natural habitat while editing is a coffee shop and she can generally be found there with a mug of tea and laptop. Her first Middle Grade novel will be coming out in 2018 from Filles Vertes Publishing.
Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShayEmms